Ok, R80GS basic - wish BMW was a little clearer on their models - have to watch the / in the G/S and GS, many people don't realise how different they are.
Sounds like mostly marketing paranoia to me, BUT - why use tubes when you have a tubeless rim? Tubeless is far superior. And there is probably some truth in their statement.
If you MUST use a tube because the tire is tubetype, and you CAN'T find a replacement tubeless tire, I wouldn't personally
worry about it - but I have to follow Michelin's recommendation and say don't do it.
The Conti site shows the different profiles of the two rims in the Safety page. It's worth a good read through. (The Conti site is confused on BMW model designations, so be careful)
I would try very hard to find an appropriate tubeless tire. Sorry I can't make any recommendation on which one, but do check out the Continental http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk
and Metzeler http://www.metzeler.com
websites as well, there is bound to be something. Conti TKC80's come to mind.
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